Mariah Corazon. 22.
Future crazy cat lady.
The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.
(as quoted by The Atlantic's Megan McArdle, in “Why Writers Are The Worst Procastinators”)So true.
Thank goodness my sister’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day. It’s always given me a reason to focus on non-romantic love and instead dedicate the day to a person I know for sure will always reciprocate the love I give to her, a love that can’t be torn apart by any force in the entire world. It’s helped even more whenever I was single and lonely. She’ll always be my forever valentine, and I’m truly grateful for that.
But honestly, there isn’t enough distraction in the world to keep me from thinking about someone else I dream of spending the day with. I can’t stop being devastated over the fact that the man I still believe is my soulmate is spending what used to be our special day with his new special someone.
The official line up for The Tonight Show premiere week will include:
- Monday, Feb. 17: Guest Will Smith and musical guest U2.
- Tuesday, Feb. 18: Guests Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig and musical guest Lady Gaga.
- Wednesday, Feb. 19: Guest Bradley Cooper and musical guest Tim McGraw.
- Thursday, Feb. 20: Guests First Lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell and musical guest Arcade Fire.
- Friday, Feb. 21: Guest Justin Timberlake.
This is going to be great.
For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.” Women were told that they didn’t need men, and vice versa. People without any relationships were believed to be as healthy as those who had many. These ideas contradict the fundamental biology of human species: we are social mammals and could never have survived without deeply interconnected and interdependent human contact. The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation.
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook (via psychotherapy)